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Google Wins Dismissal of Privacy Case Filed by IPhone Users

  • Consumer group had been seeking as much as $4.2 billion
  • Judge says ‘Google You Owe Us’ couldn’t prove any damages
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A U.K. lawsuit filed against Google by millions of iPhone users over data-collection claims was thrown out by a London judge.

The group, known as Google You Owe Us, were seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($4.2 billion), according to documents filed with the court in May. The organization, which represents more than 4 million people, said the Alphabet Inc. unit unlawfully gathered personal information by bypassing Apple Inc.’s iPhone default privacy settings.